What do the chess pieces look like? I suppose one of the first questions the absolute beginner would ask is, “which piece is the castle?” (Actually, the beginner would probably say, “I know this piece; it’s the castle!”) And “which is the King and which the Queen?” I’ll answer those questions in this article.
This is part three of my first annual Christmas chess player’s wish list. In this article, I’m reviewing chess equipment and related products (chess boards, chess sets, chess clocks, and so on). If you want to see suggestions for chess books, check out part 1 (recently published books) and part 2 (older chess literature).